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Rating Change: Wisconsin Governor

Wisconsin is one of the most polarized state’s in the country, so Republican Gov. Scott Walker was never going to have an easy re-election bid.

Boehner's Bet: Lawsuit Will Quiet Impeachment Calls

More seems curious than straightforward in Speaker John A. Boehner’s current plan for suing President Barack Obama.

House Democrats Have Mixed Reaction to Florida Redistricting Ruling

Democrats on Capitol Hill expressed mixed reactions Friday to a new court ruling that declared Florida’s congressional map unconstitutional.

Restaurant Associates Hops on Street Food Bandwagon

The company tasked with handling Capitol Hill’s catering needs is giving pop-up dining a go, rolling out a food truck-inspired program expected to take over the Dirksen Café from July 14 to July 18.

Rating Change: New Jersey’s 3rd District

Republican Rep. Jon Runyan is only in his second term, but he quickly established himself as a very difficult target. His retirement from New Jersey’s 3rd District gives Democrats a better opportunity there, but this is no longer a pure tossup race.

Grijalva: Diaz-Balart Immigration Bill Had 'Very Large' Support

What was in Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart’s secret immigration overhaul bill, declared officially dead for the 113th Congress on Thursday afternoon?

Hispanic Caucus Lobbying to Block Trafficking Change

House Democrats are growing increasingly concerned about Republican calls to revise a 2008 human trafficking law in exchange for approving President Barack Obama’s $3.8 billion supplemental funding request to address the child migrant crisis at the Southwest border.

Congress-edits Is Just the Latest to Keep Tabs on Pols’ Cyber Stumbles

Another day, another resource to expose the often clueless political operatives who foolishly tool around the Internet believing their subversive activities — be they illicit, shady or just plain dumb — will never come back to bite them in the arse.

Sherrod Brown Touts LeBron's Reunion with Cavs as Slam-Dunk — OVERHEARD

“Welcome home LeBron . . . We look forward to your contributions and leadership, on the court and off. And celebrating a championship wouldn’t hurt.” — Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, celebrates LeBron James’ re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 7 (Video)

As members discuss baby Jesus, car brakes and Africa’s views on President Barack Obama, Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, says some of them need to know when to “shut up.”

Pryor Starts Reserving Fall Airtime in Pivotal Senate Race

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has been buying up fall airtime for a race critical to nearly every hypothetical Republican path to the Senate majority.

Imperfect People Get Elected to the Senate

In the heat of the campaign, it can be easy to disqualify or dismiss candidates based on unsettling, or sometimes unseemly, revelations. But all you have to do is look at the current lineup of senators to realize that imperfect people win elections.

Judge Tosses Two House Districts in Florida Redistricting Trial

A state judge ruled Thursday two Florida House districts violated the state’s constitution, following a dramatic trial questioning the state’s recently redrawn boundaries following the 2010 U.S. Census.

Text of Stockman Resolution Calling for House to Arrest Lois Lerner

Texas Republican Steve Stockman filed a resolution Thursday directing the House sergeant-at-arms to arrest former IRS official Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress.

House Resolution Authorizes Suing Obama Over Affordable Care Act

House Republicans plan to sue President Barack Obama for failing to enforce the Affordable Care Act, according to a resolution authorizing the lawsuit posted on the House Rules Committee website.

John Barrow Raises $580,000 in Second Quarter

Rep. John Barrow, a Georgia Democrat and perpetual GOP target, raised $580,000 in the second quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Cornyn, Durbin Highlight Divide on Immigration Supplemental

If you want to see the Senate’s divide on a supplemental spending package to address the flood of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border, look no further than the chamber’s two whips.

Illinois Democrat Announces in $482,000 in Campaign Fundraising

Freshman Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., raised $482,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to her campaign.

Diaz-Balart's Immigration Overhaul Effort Is Dead for Now

After a year and a half of stops and starts, unbridled optimism and hints of inevitable defeat, Florida Republican Mario Diaz-Balart has declared his efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration system officially dead for the 113th Congress.

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